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Hello everyone, I am missing you all. I am trying hard to get on with living and this week has been the worst by far. Today however I am pledging to myself to get back with living life healthy both emotionally and physically.

I need to get back to eating healthy ( I have not cared about what I ate this week and stuck with ready prepared packaged meals) as well as some junk food and wine.
Today ends this destructive behavior and I am going to do everything possible to get back into my normal, healthy and happy character. I want to feel good, so I I am going to work at it.

I am not quite ready to return fully, but as the next few days pass, I am hoping to be in a healthier mindset that keep me moving forward and sharing with my friends here.
Today is sunny and warm here with low wind and lots of sunshine. I am going to go out power walking and will see how I feel afterwards.
Planning to make a healthy dinner with salad and plenty of veggies and lean meat.

Thank you CAZ for sending me the message on my Spark page. It has opened my eyes to how much I miss everyone.

Joy love the birdie pics
Jeri, congratulations on a fantastic run!

Have an awesome day everyone.
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Good morning everyone. I got my errands done yesterday. Today will be a rest day for me

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Good Morning All, It's another chilly indoor morning here. I'm fine with that as I have so many things going on inside that need my time. We do seem to have lost a lot of posters, I wish they'd just stop in to say "Hi, all is well." No need to touch base with everyone everytime. Often there's just not time to do that. You are missed!
Those enjoying the bird pictures, I did the same thing in August 2012, nest is in the same place, branches easier to see around. The nestlings were already visible when I discovered it. The tree was fully leafed out and I was attracted by their noise. You can find that series on page 12 of my blog history at the bottom of my blog page. First one is at the bottom of page 12, then they go up in order on the same page. Mayie, with all your snow, I think you especially would enjoy them. I still do! What a treat to be able to do it again! Keeps me out of the kitchen! Have a great Sunday all!

Mr. fed Mrs. and Mrs. fed the babies yesterday, staying on the nest in the rain. Food was plentiful with all the rain we've had. View from my living room.

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Good morning. Checking in. I ran a 10 mile race yesterday. Raining the entire way, 45 degrees and wind. But I ran really well, keeping a 9.40 pace the entire time. Best race run for me in a long, long time. This morning we will take a ride up to the Licking River to see if it's calm enough to kayak this afternoon. With overcast skies and temps on the 50s, we don't want to accidentally fall in

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Hi everyone
Joy a good day for you to get some indoor chores done, I want to get some weed and feed on our lawns but need a window of opportunity too. I am loving these pictures you're posting!
Patti hi love, hope you got everything done.
May if it's any consolation snow has been forecast here over the next week or so- but being by the sea I doubt we'll see it........it'll probably fall on high grounds. Stay warm.
Verna...what a memory!! Yep free Leckie day emoticon I got 75 mins done on the bike in the end........in between loads coming out of the drier and ironing.
Cat shame about the craft fair being a blow out!

Hi to anyone else who wonders on or I've not "chatted" to.

Quiet day today and *whispers so as not to put the mockers on it* I think the increase on my stimulator IS helping!!


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4/22/17 8:40 P

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Hi all those that post and those that don't.
Made it to the gym (alone) this morning.
Made it to the craft fair but it was a bust. Higher prices that don't encourage buying. But my friends appreciated my support.
Have a great evening.


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4/22/17 3:27 P

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No worries Verna, no matter how high I go I can't get the right angle to see "into" the nest. No more tries. It won't be long until they will be poking their little heads up and chirping. When I do use a ladder or stool, I'm VERY careful! I have no interest in breaking anything! Especially me!
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Hi everyone;

Caz, I'm sure you are busy today---isn't it free-lecky day. I'd sure be taking advantage of that kind of day if we were fortunate enough to have such a think. Hope you get a chance to ride your bike

Mayie, I would have warned you but we didn't get even a flake of snow. I'm thinking the northern parts of AB and Sask got snow and it dropped down into Wpg. Don't fret too much, it is likely gone already anyway! Spring is having a hard time arriving in the prairies this year, or maybe it is every year!! We are warm one day and cold the next, not too much wind though which is not missed even a little bit. I used to use God's helping hand when raking but our yard has become very sheltered and he isn't able to help as much any longer. Darn!

Joy, you went to extremes trying to get a pic of those babies. Be careful for goodness sake I don't want to read that you fell while taking a pic of something. I trust you will have help removing the old carpet. I just wait for the installers to come and once they remove it I serve them coffee and go in and vacuum. Have only had carpet removed once and that worked well. In fact, I asked them to give me a minute to vacuum that new carpet before they put the furniture back into the room. Loved the pic of your GGS sitting at the table looking out the window. So nice that he is interested in the great outdoors. Has no choice with a GGM like you LOL.

Susan, know that I think of you often and pray you are doing well.

To everyone else I say have a great day and weekend. emoticon

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Happy Earth Day ladies.
Awoke to what sounded like rain, only to find everything covered in a blanket of new snow. Large gold ball sized flakes giving us an April white out. VERNA: No warning???? Am I the only one gifted with this return to winter? Yesterday people were out in short sleeves, riding their bikes. Today . . . not so much.
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Good morning. I am getting ready to go for my errands today

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Good Morning! I'm working inside today, chilly and raining. Busy and fun but not active day yesterday; kept calories low as we were "on the go". Ordered new carpeting for my bedroom, triggering other jobs to do! Today is a good day to get started, packing up the small stuff and purging along the way. Have to get the old rug out of there and clean the floor. I'd hoped to fertilize the lawn this morning but the rain came sooner than expected. May get a clear window later in the day.
Try as I might I can't get a view of the new babies. Tried a ladder that got the camera as high as my roof and just got a glimpse of fluff. Best I could do was from a chair inside extending my arm as far as possible out the window. This is a well protected nest. Soon it will be overflowing, but none will fall out. I know from last time they will just stack up in there and rotate; what a perfect place for a nest! No more climbing, it really doesn't help much. Smiles.

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4/22/17 3:28 A

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Morning girls

Joy I can see why you're cream crackered LOL.....relax today.
Cat enjoy the craft fair, haven't been to one for quite a while.
May and I hope life blesses you too hun, what a lovely sentiment. emoticon
Verna glad you had a good time

Well it's another busy day here and I want to get 60 mins on the bike done somehow.
Happy weekend all emoticon

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We are at our oldest daughters for dinner. Had a wonderful dinner and evening. So nice to see the grands and catch up with all their cheer I am starting to wear down so we will head off home soon. Have a great evening everyone.

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So nice catching up on your updates. Love hearing good news and the happy moments you all like to share. It's good to be part of this community of friends. I hope life continues to bless you all.

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Smiles CAT! There's a reason I've chosen to take them out for dinner the last two Easter's. I still do Christmas dinner at home though and my daughter does Thanksgiving. The family is growing by leaps and bounds now that the "big four" are finding partners. It's all good!

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I would like to see a table set for Joy's grands and Verna's grands. Can you imagine the amount of food that would be?? lol
It has been a beautiful day here and we spent most of it outdoors and it's supposed to rain again tomorrow. There is a craft fair happening tomorrow and I have two friends selling their wares so I will attend that.
Everyone have a great evening.


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Good Morning All, Great day in the yard yesterday; wore both GGS and me out! In a good way (see my page or friend feed). Verna, the nest is in my front yard and he can observe the birds from my living room window; it's the first place he heads now when he gets here. Busy day today, things to catch up on in the kitchen this morning and going running around with a friend this afternoon. All is well. Wishing the same for all of you. Great report CAZ!


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Morning Girls
Joy I've just read your blog before coming on here. love your bird storyboard. Great isn't it watching them.
May sorry you're still not feeling so good hun.
Cat I have the same reaction as your dogs do their grooming once I've had my hair done LOL. Prance around LOL
Verna what a great day you had, your food had me salivating.

Hi to everyone else

Good news is my neurostimulator is NOT faulty but to aid my walking and hopefully dampen down the way my back arches when I move about (dammed painful and just makes walking such a flippin’ effort), I’ve had my stimulator zapped up a tad from 3.5 to 3.7!
We’ll see how I get on between now and my appt on May 11th with my consultant. Yesterday was an additional appt arranged because I emailed the team with the problems and Joseph (lovely nurse- Pilipino, known him for 10 years now, and has a great and outrageously wicked sense of humour) said come up and we’ll check and put your mind at rest.
If all is good, fine. If not they can either turn it up again and/or “engage” one of the other 8 tiny electrodes in my brain to make it active (*tuts* the electrode that is……., my brain IS active thank you very much LOL).
So still room to manoeuvre!!
Also had a great meal afterwards and a wicked dessert; Chocolate coated salted-caramel centre profiteroles ……..5 of them. Pete ate the ice-cream that came with it.
Trains ran to time and no problems.

Must away and do battle in the supermarket now! Have a great Friday everyone emoticon

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I love my life

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Hello Everyone

Mayie, sorry to hear you are still under the weather. Some of those bugs just hang on and on. Echinacea my friend. Both DH and I were getting colds on Tuesday after getting home from the Easter weekend in cold snowy country. So we hit it hard with echinacea and I am very happy to tell you the cold packed up its bags and left.

Joy, take time to watch that robin today. I bet GGS will be excited to see what's happening in GGM's tree in the back yard.

Caz, I hope your trip today to your doctor's was full of good news.

I had a wonderful day today. First, off to the gym where I took in an exercise class, then stopped to buy a couple packages of that "Pulled Pork" mix and while I was there I bought my garden seeds. Man seeds keep going up and up, I bought $32.00 worth but that amount of money won't buy very many fresh veggies and I do freeze and pickle a lot. The only veggies I've bought up until now are carrots and of course cucs, tomatoes, lettuce and celery. I eat a lot of veggies and serve a minimum of 3 at lunch and dinner. DH doesn't eat as many as I do though. Anyway, I came home and cleaned the house and prepared dinner for DH and 3 GS's. All teenagers with huge appetites and who aren't fussy on veggies so I prepared a meal based on their tastes. Pulled beef on buns plus hamburgers, sliced raw veggies, coleslaw and dessert. Each of them had 3 buns with either PBeef or Hamb, 2 had coleslaw and/or veggies and each had dessert plus many glasses of ice tea. Sure am glad I don't have to buy the groceries for them or cook every day either!! They are such nice boys and full of hugs. It was indeed a great day.

Hope everyone had a lovely day too.

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Hi all.
It is pouring down rain right now. But, it held off until dinner time so we had a nice day.
Took the dogs to the groomer after going to a town meeting. Got in a nice walk after the groomers. The dogs prance after they get all cleaned up.
Have a good evening.

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Hello ladies. No snow today but a sprinkling of rain to wash away some of the dust and dirt left behind after winter. I see the city trucks out sprinkling water on the boulevards; they must be starting the spring cleaning. Feeling okay but not great. Trying to look to the positive. I really enjoy your robin updates, JOY.

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Good Morning All! Beautiful day here and I'm headed to the yard soon to finish trimming the back hedge. GGS will be here this afternoon so I'll have to pace myself. Active morning at the nest; may have a little one. I noticed that Mrs. was more alert yesterday and back and forth to the nest more. The nest drew unwanted attention this morning and the noise drew my attention from the back yard. Later, Mom looked like she was feeding a nestling but I can't see it from my angle yet. Will do a short picture blog before I go out. CAZ, I hope you get nothing but good news today. Susan, hugs. Lynette and Mayie better days ahead! emoticon . Everyone else, make it a great day!


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emoticon see you all for a catch up tomorrow- we're off now emoticon

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I love my life

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A wild day of bowling.
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Good Mid morning ladies

It warmed my heart to read your post Patti, there are many thoughtful, helpful people in the world with good hearts. I wouldn't change a tire on my car, that's for sure. Thankfully we have a mobile tire service right here in our small city (which still calls itself a town)

Caz good luck with your appointment tomorrow and have a happy day today.

Joy, you are such a wealth of information. In my mind's eye I could hear and see that robin trying to get you away from the nest. They can be so noisy and very persistent. DH was getting bales to feed the heifers (yearling girl cows) and saw momma goose sitting on her nest on top of the bale stack. She got off her nest, stuck her neck out as far as possible and was yakking away at him. When he went back for another bale she just sat on her nest and watched him. She learned very quickly that the noisy tractor wasn't going to hurt her. She is likely the same one that nested there last year and the year before. We will have to keep an eye out for the coyotes cause I saw them suntanning on top of the stack in the winter.

Cat, those home owners meetings are a good place to meet up with your neighbours and maybe cultivate a new friendship or two. Hope it wasn't too boring!!

I think we are going to get a drop or two of rain today but not much more than that. It's a great day to get outside and rake up a few more leaves. I'm anxious to get the yard in better shape than it currently is. I will likely have some achy muscles tomorrow. Must remember to take my "cure all" bath tonight, after yoga.

Hi to everyone I haven't mentioned, have a wonderful day all. emoticon



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Good morning everyone. I had to take the day off to get a flat tire fixed. I came home last night and at the commuter lot two people saw that I had a flat tire. They were kind enough to put the spare tire on so I could get home. This morning I went to get it fixed. Luckily they were able to fix it.

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Good Morning All! Smiles, CAZ; I lost 2 pounds, but to be fair--it was new weight. I definitely have more to lose. Achy this morning from 4 hours in the yard trimming bushes yesterday afternoon. But most of it has worked itself out already (aches that is). Not done yet with the pruning, but pleased. Need another dry day. Dr. appointment this morning - I expect that to go well. Early dinner with a friend and visit with the friend I'm house sitting for before she heads back North.
I'm enjoying my new camera, no baby birds yet. Verna, no- I haven't seen Mr. Robin sitting the nest but he's always close. Has cleared the tree of other birds and does his best to distract me if I'm near. There's a bird feeder near that tree and it used to be full of sparrows rotating to and fro from the feeder. Mrs. Robin takes short breaks and a good break at dawn and dusk; best time for worms. Worms are plentiful in my yard since I garden and don't use many chemicals; no pesticides or herbicides. Make it a great day everyone.

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Morning all
Joy you've done so well to lower your meds to that level and I think you're looking radiant in your picture- so you're doing something right LOL Good luck today!
Jeri National Drunk Accountant Day. emoticon who thinks these titles up emoticon so glad we don't need to do annual returns here in the UK- unless you're a business or self-employed.
Susan Verna said it so well ..................take care, you'll be in all our thoughts, come back when you're ready hun, we'll be waiting.
Verna I defy anyone not to gain over Easter - I''m up a pound........but it'll go and quickly as it came.
Hi to Cat, Patti Lynette and Anne........hope I didn't miss anyone

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Hi all.
Getting ready to dash to a homeowners meeting. Yuck!
Vacuuming and walk were my activities for the day.
Sorry 75% of our Canadian gals are having troubles. Susan, I ditto Verna. It must be difficult to hear everyone going about their lives while you are grieving so. God bless.
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Hi everyone

I see I am not the only one who is a bit tired after the weekend. I wonder, is it the food or all the activity? Most likely it is both. I tried so hard not to eat too much, didn't have any "unplanned" dessert, had no alcohol drinks, tracked every day and still managed to gain 1.6 lbs but no worries I'm on it.

Joy your pics show a lovely family gathering. How nice to have so many in one room, to hear the laughter and enjoy the smiles. It looks like daddy robin visited the tree. I wonder, does he feed the mom or take his turn on the nest?

Caz, good for you for not eating any chocolate. That is no small feat----I didn't have any either, no candy of any shape or form.

Mayie, sorry to hear spring is having a hard time arriving in your area. Is there any flooding? Your long nap snuggled under a comforter sounds so comfy and cozy. I wouldn't dare do that cause that would mean no sleep at night.

Susan, do take all the time necessary to grieve your huge loss, stuffing it is not the thing to do and you are doing the right thing by taking more time away from SP and focusing on yourself. Not DH, not mom, not DGD, just you. Putting on a false front and pretending everything is all right is not all right and certainly everyone will understand your needing time to yourself. My heart goes out to you and I continue to pray for you and your family. A thought just struck me, you are a great blogger, why not do private blogs in a file or write it out in a journal? Just a thought. Hugs my friend.

Lynette, I'm sorry that you didn't have a stellar weekend. It is behind you now and the sun is shining and the snow is gone which should help cheer your world. (I can't believe the difference in our weather when I live a mere 55 km east of Calgary)

Hi Cat, Patti and anyone I may have missed. Oh yeah, Anne. Hope everyone is well.

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I feel the need to slip away again for a little while. My heart is somewhere else and as much as I love all of my Spark friends, I feel the need to step back for another week or so. I'm sorry, this is just something I need to do for now.
I believe I came back too early so will take a few more weeks to get my thoughts sorted .

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Thank you so much for understanding my need to just be on my own for a bit.

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Joy, you have a beautiful family!! It can be very tiring to have all the extra commotion going on, regardless of how much we love our people.

I got my taxes done last night. Not too bad. Federal was a refund, had to pay state $1220. That was not unexpected, so we were good with it. E-filed, and had the money zapped right out of our account. So much easier than when we used to have to wait in line at the post office! The accountant at work (he has many other clients besides us) says that tomorrow is National Drunk Accountant Day. Haha.



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Good Morning All, Those of you still getting snow and cold; hang in there, spring WILL come!
I'm still tired from the weekend. With GGS here yesterday I didn't get anything done so still behind. Going in for lab work this morning and I'll see my Dr. for a regular check in tomorrow. Things there are going well and I'm down to 6 mg of prednisone (from 40). I'm still hopeful of getting off completely.
This is at Easter dinner:
Brother on the left and grandson on the right is the same grandson that's on the right in my before after picture on my page. No longer a boy. Smiles.


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Morning all
well I survived Easter with no chocolate and not one Cadbury's Creme Egg emoticon
Just didn't fancy them this year.

Got a lot to do today so will wish you a Happy Tuesday and take my leave.
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have enjoyed catching up on your news. I will simply say that I have had a tough wkend and hope that the difficulties (including more snow!) will soon be resolved. Talk to you soon

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Snow flurries yesterday and back into the winter duds today. Temp dropped to -3C yesterday with wind chill sitting at -11. The school children and I were sooooo cold this morning. Some were wondering why they kept us outside. Ha! I reminded them we had a long way to go to reach the magic -27C mark. How quickly they forget.
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Checking in early today as I am sitting in my chair catching up on news and recharging my FitBit.
Since I woke at 6:30 this morning I have been going non stop and need to just sit and recharge.
Hit the gym and got in a walk. Also went into town for some things I needed.
My lamb chop dinner last night was great. I was so looking forward to it and it did not disappoint.
Glad you had a good time with your family, Joy. What a great looking group of people.
Susan, it is good to take time for oneself. Chin up.
Hi everyone.

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Still recovering from a very busy but fun weekend. Everyone here that could make it for Easter dinner did, then we retired to my DD's for dessert and more visiting. Wonderful day yesterday!
My brother left this morning at 11 and GGS was here from 1-4 so haven't gotten much done today. Garden beckons and guest laundry to do. Will do what I can but also rest some today. Nothing that can't wait. Things are growing like mad with all the rain we're having so yardwork is more time sensitive--and satisfying. Life is good.



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Morning everyone on a beautiful Easter Monday- workout done and off for a short walk soon on the beach.......hopefully not too invaded with Bank Holiday tourists!!

glad to hear everyone doing except our Susan. Sorry to hear about your brother in law- good heavens what next to befall your family, Hope he'll soon be home again- sounds like he's being well cared for.
Anne loved those cute pics! and nice to see you again!!!!

Take care everyone and enjoy you Monday emoticon

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Good morning. Another work week for me but a short one since I am off this Friday.
Tonight, weather permitting, I am going to go for a walk after dinner and then do some strength exercises.

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Verna, I was so hoping to see new pictures of calves but I totally understand how much work raising cattle must be. I wish I could turn back the clock and have my own farm with milking cows, shearing sheep, laying hens a couple of goats for making cheese. I am an avid animal lover and a country girl at heart. Maybe in my next life I will have the chance to exercise the passions I have now.

I exercised one passion after dinner tonight when I decided to do a lone power walk. No pooches or walking pals but myself alone. I was feeling very down and lonely and hubby understood my need to be alone. The house is too quiet and today it got to me.
The walk did help and once again I am in a better frame of mind.

Coming on line helps as well because connecting with friends is very therapeutic.

Will say good night for now and wish everyone a relaxing evening and looking forward to a great week ahead for all.

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Not one more cross for you and your family to bare, Susan! May gads. Enough is enough.
Prayers your way......
Joy, that camera (and you) takes really good photos. Very pixle!
Everyone, enjoy your Easter.
Jeri, you may only get to walk in "the yard" if you don't get those taxes in the mail Tuesday.

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Happy Easter everyone.

I've tried twice to post but all of it was robbed by cyberspace I guess. DD tells me they are only allowed a certain number of mega bites per minute and one of the boys is on the internet as well so that is all I am going to say for the moment except to advise that we don't have any cows or babies this year and if I have anything to say about it we won't ever again either!! As much as I like the dear little critters DH is just not in shape to cope with the work.

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Happy Easter
Spending the week end visiting family. DGD Marisa was 5 on Saturday so lovely to be with her

good to see your posts but a concern about your brother sending positive wishes


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Hello everyone, just got back from visiting our brother in law who is in hospital with pneumonia and pleurisy. He is doing okay but must undergo more tests as he is not getting better even with the medication they are giving him.

IT is a beautiful day outside and I here the trails calling my name. I will go out after dinner. Hubby is going to barbecue some steaks for dinner and I am looking forward to that .

It's a quiet Sunday here and I feel tired but enjoying the wonderful spring weather which is presently standing at 67 f.

Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day.


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Raining and overcast here in Manitoba but none of Verna's snow yet. Sat in the sun briefly yesterday on a friend's deck; within minutes the clouds moved in and the temperature dropped by at least 10 degrees. It was soooooo cold I really did expect the snow they'd forecast but alas, just lots and lots of rain. I have to look to the positive; at least the grass will soon be turning green.
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Good morning! Today is a lazy day for us. We're not big on holiday celebrations. We're just enjoying the spring morning. We have to finish taxes today, which will not be fun. Boo hiss. I'd just like to go for a nice walk in the weather.

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Going to be a busy day; has been a fun weekend. Easter dinner today at a restaurant in the country, there will be 14 of us. Then to my daughter's for dessert and more visit time. Sent my brother shopping yesterday with my granddaughter for birthday gifts for his granddaughters. I'm not a "girly girl", but she sure is! He was way out of his element and he had such fun stories to tell about the experience! My brother is a good story teller. Happy Easter friends!


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Hi everyone
Joy great shot of the bird, the investment in the new camera is paying off. Terrific shot.
Cat your lamb sounds lovely. I've got lamb shanks with rosemary with mashed potato and veg tomorrow after a pork roast today (DH loves the crackling! LOL).
Susan glad you had a good visit with your mum. If you love animals you'd probably love a series that is on TV over here Supervet. This extraordinary vet goes the extra mile to treat injured and sick animals, those who have lost limbs in accidents get the very latest in prosthetic limbs. He's hoping that the way he's paved for animals will soon be used for humans.
www.thesupervet.com He's quite a phenomenon over here!!

Clouded over here, hope to get the lawns cut today.


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Yes CAT the new camera. This one too:

Later in the afternoon, Mom's cooled down but still fluffed out keeping the nest protected from the sun. No pictures today as I was gone most of the day and nothing new at the nest this morning or evening.

Old camera, since it would fit in my pocket:

My younger brother and I on a guided two hour walking tour of Old Friends Farm. A retirement farm for retired Thoroughbreds. Beautiful day!

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Hello everyone,

it's been a busy day spent with my mom most of the day. I l love my mom so much and she has a way of making everything feel so much easier to handle. I wish so much that she would sell her house and move in with us but like myself she is very independent and this makes me so proud of her since she will turn 84 years young next month.

I took her little dog out on a power walk with me this afternoon after we went shopping and out for lunch. It was a great walk and the sun felt so good on my face.
I am so happy knowing that summer is almost here. Right now temps are ideal.

Joy I just love all the pics you send of the birds and nature around you. I love animals so much. I spent this morning watching April the giraffe Finally give birth to her little calf.I have been following her since the end of February. My daughter called me at 7:40 am to tell me she was in labor and luckily I was able to watch the entire process.

I am also watching 3 web cams of eagles and now Osprey that are about to mate and brood eggs. This year the osprey nest had been protected with a barrier so the raccoons can not get up and harm the chicks or eggs like last year. I am such a country girl at heart. I swear in my past life I was Rebecca of Sunny brook Farm.

I would love to live on Verna's farm where her cows should be ready to calf soon if they have been bred this past year. Any calves expected Verna?

Well the night is getting on but I wanted to check in and wish everyone a very Blessed Easter.




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Hi gals.
Joy, is the photo with your new camera? Good shot. I didn't know birds panted either. Hum.
Verna, I feel for you. That is terrible weather for this time of year. Well, at least down here, maybe not in your area.
Beautiful day here even with a spot of rain during the middle of the day. Got in a nice walk after the gym.
Everyone have a beautiful Easter no matter how you are spending the day.
Me. Lamb chops with rosemary, olive oil, garlic rub roasted in cast iron with new potatoes, onion and carrots.

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Good Morning All! Verna, I can't believe the weather you're having! It was like summer here yesterday, low 90°'s. You know it's HOT when you have to use your body to keep your nest cool and protect your eggs!

I didn't know birds panted.
I felt so sorry for her I set a low sprinkler up nearby. Happy Easter weekend everyone!

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Hi Ladies

Today is Good Friday and we travelled 3.5 hours to get to our youngest daughter's place for the weekend IN A SNOW STORM for the last hour!! Temp is suppose to drop to -16 tonight. And it was +6 and overcast when we left home but snow flurries are forecast for tonight and tomorrow. Good old Sunny Alberta!! We saw a huge flock of white snow geese on the way up here. I'd say there were well over a thousand sitting in a field in the snow. There were thousands of sea gulls in the air as well. They must be a little confused with it being so snowy and BIG wind. We actually had the truck in 4 wheel drive the last 3 miles of our journey but we are all snuggly in a warm house, visiting and some are watching hockey. Not me---I'm doing my favourite thing, chatting to my friends on SP!!

I'm turning in early and because I'm not sure how much computer time I'll get I'm sending Happy Easter greeting to all.

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Have to agree! Music is like sunshine! emoticon
Lots to do! Brother will be here soon! Have a wonderful weekend!
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GOOD MORNING EVERYONE,



Justin Timberlake has it right with that song!

The sun is shining and the birds are singing. Today I am going to try and make the rest of my day the best of my day.Looking forward to getting out for a long hike. DIL has messaged and said she is not feeling well so I am on my own but that's okay with me. I will have more time to meditate and reflect.

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Good morning!! I keep singing a Justin Timberlake song this morning.

"I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops."

It is a happy song about dancing. I love it!!

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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HI all
Hi to Patti
Jeri I don't quinoa- tried it 3 or 4 times now but no.....not again. Sounds like you had a good day all in all,
Joy I totally understood that hun, I just meant my health was taking over my thoughts too much of late and I want to get to the bottom of this, If the implant is okay- then I know my dystonia is affected by the arthritis alone and I can deal with that and adjust. just want to rule out all the possible causes, I'm like you----I NEED to know what I'm dealing with so I safely work with it.
Thanks for being such a good friend..........you all are on this thread and it means a lot. emoticon And I read your blog, Joy good read!!
Susan sounds like a good day.. My taste buds have changed too- I love strong but not spicy flavours added to simply cooked foods- no longer in to everything with fat/chips and I can't recall how long ago I had a coke...........At least 10 years!!
Cat $76!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a rip off!!! Glad you're almost healed. Keep up the good work.

Total I'm going for my first full 30 mins on the bike before going shopping today and hope for a walk out tonight to see the beach lights come on- now it's holiday season they light up the beach and it's quite magical.

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Hi all.
The check engine light came on today and the shop says the gas cap was left totally loose. They tightened, the light went off, they charged me $76 for the time to use their scan tool to read the code. Guess 'my fueler' didn't twist the cap when he put gas in it the other day.
Went to the gym this morning first off. My stomach muscle is almost repaired and I am almost back to a regular ab workout.
Glad to hear you are healing, Susan. Continued prayers for your family.
Everyone, have a good evening.

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Hello everyone, it's been another busy day much like yesterdays with completing the emptying of our sons storage shed. Brought his living room furniture and barbecue back to our house and now to decide what to do with all of it.

For now, nothing because I am tired and I am not wanting to part with anything at this time.

After dinner I took Tyson down to Merritt Island where my favorite trails are and we went for a 3 mile power walk. he is such a good little partner because when I want to run, he wants to run. of course my runs are about 100 steps only and intermittently but he will go like the wind if I pick up the pace.
Makes walking so much better with a friend.
Tomorrow my daughter in law will be going out with me in the morning for a couple of hours . Her hips and legs surely were sore after I introduced her to the 5.75 miles the other night. I have to keep reminding myself that going that distance may be a walk around the block for me but for others (especially novices) it is a fair distance. Her legs were okay today and she says she is ready for tomorrow so we will give it a goo go again.

WE have some little critters coming around with spring upon us and a little chipmunk that was coming around last year has returned. We leave peanuts out for it on the front porch so it wil never go out back where the dogs are. The squirrels come to the back and play chicken with the dogs. I poor pity if they ever get slower than what my dogs can go. I don't want them hurt but they have to know the dogs will go after and hurt them if they get caught.

I have morning doves and blue jays coming around for the sunflower seed that I put our and several other birds. Soon I will get the hummingbird feeders out as they come around in the summer when the flowers are in full bloom.

My tastes change quite a bit over the years. I never like cauliflower or asparagus, broccoli and spinach but love them now. Used to love corn but not so much now. I also used to use sugar in tea and coffee and I never use that now. My taste for sugar disappeared when I quit smoking 40 years ago.

Well time for my cup of tea and I need to stretch so will say good night for now. Wishing everyone a great day tomorrow.

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Good Morning All, I'm doing fine but on here too long already this beautiful morning. Spent the time trying to post a simple "Secret of Success" but they seem to want you to write paragraphs and paragraphs or nothing at all. So I turned it into a short blog that needed numerous edits to come out right. Typing errors belonged to me, posting pictures over and over, not.
So, a few brief comments:
Jeri I so agree with you on tastes changing! I've always sweetened my Greek yogurt with a little pure maple syrup. But, when trying to ward off a UTI earlier this week without antibiotics one of the things I did was eliminate added sugars. I discovered I now like the Greek yogurt even without the syrup! Have been, and will, eat it that way since.
CAZ, you mis-understood me! I meant it when I said YOU know your body better than anyone. If you feel there it something going on beyond the osteoarthritis, I think that's a good possibility and that you SHOULD continue to look for answers. I have found answers on several things the last few years that the doctors have missed both for myself and my girls. They don't know our habits and lifestyles and often not our histories because they don't always go back and look. It's a time thing, sadly. We have to stay on it. Getting onto my day! Be well everyone.

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Good morning! Another lovely day. I started with a leg & core workout, followed by a breakfast of quinoa and a banana. I used to really dislike the taste quinoa. It's funny how your taste buds can change. And guacamole is another food I always disliked. Now I love it, and I even eat avocado and spinach sandwiches because they're wonderful! I wonder if I'll ever like asparagus. I try it occasionally, but so far it's a no.

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Hi everyone
Susan good to hear you're back to ST now too,hope your cough moves swiftly om.
Joy started to think I sound like a hypacondriac but there is something not right on my lower back that to my mind can't be explained by osteoarthritis- but if the stimulator IS okay...well I guess I'll have to accept it and sort it through stretching and being careful like the PT said on Monday.

HI to Jeri, Patti, Lymette, Verna, Anne (if she drops in LOL) and anyone else I've inadvertently missed


15 mins gentle cycling to start the day and get moving, might sort out my Red Robin bushes today and/or go for another short walk with Pete.

Happy Thursday everyone, life is pretty good.........most of the time emoticon

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I love my life

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Hi all.
I bowled so poorly today that I am in a bit of a mood. Hopefully after I relax and eat (no lunch) then I'll feel more myself.
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Good Morning All, Sounds like everyone is doing well. Beautiful morning here and I think the rain is past for awhile. Had a good rain yesterday. Mrs. Robin wouldn't move from the nest and kept it warm and dry. The yard really needed the rain. Now need my lawn guy to get here before the weekend.

I had a slip and ate a half a bag of chips (that I bought for my brother emoticon ) last night. The other half is in the trash. Today I need to get the house in order for his stay and the weekend. Other than being puffed up and heavier today (I rarely even eat salt) all is well. Lesson learned, again.

CAZ, I'm so glad you are following you instincts and pursuing every possible solution; no one knows your body like you do!

Be well everyone!

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Good Morning ,
it is a lot cooler this morning and dismal looking but they say the sun willbreak through later. Hoping that it does so walking is made more pleasant. Will work on some strength training this morning.

CAZ, I hope you can get your back problem fixed so you can enjoy your walking again without pain. Glad they can take you right away.

Jeri, such a good thing to have a window in the work place so you can see the sunshine coming through. Makes for a much more pleasant atmosphere.

My head cold is almost gone with the exception of some coughing still but feels so much better to breath with out having to blow my nose every minute. I am looking towards making this day as productive as possible so better get moving or I will end up staying her all day. Sometimes you just don't want to move at all but then you think about how stiff you will be if you don't and you find a way to get up and move.

Sending best wishes to all for a great day.




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Good morning! It's another gorgeous day. I wish I didn't have to spend it at work, but at least I have a nice window.

Caz, it's great that they are so accommodating!

Susan, how nice of your daughter in law to walk with you. I can imagine you would be hard to keep up with. Ha!

Good morning Joy, Verna, Mayie, Cat, Rockie, Patti, Lynette, and I hope I didn't leave anyone out!

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Morning all
Jeri beautiful vistas thank you for posting them.
Joy good luck with the new camera- when in doubt read the instructions -Pete's favourite saying LOL. Love Sugar's smile now she's been pampered. Glad you're not cooking for 14!!
Susan you're certainly back on track hun. Great that you have company now.
Cat sounds like quite a productive day for you.I would love a Chinese, but always feel so bloated the next day, it's a rare treat now.
Lynette having a camera in our phones is proving useful now. Like you I never took them when I was younger but I snap away now .....provided of course that I remember my phone emoticon

I emailed the London hospital yesterday about my back still pulling when walking as I'm convinced it's not totally down to the osteoarthritis, might be another faulty neuro-stimulator.....although I'm thinking the arthritis could just be triggering more dystonia symptoms. But I'd like to have the faulty stimulator ruled out having had the last one replaced for that reason last June.
Thought maybe as I'm going down there on May 11th it could be checked then. But Joseph (DBS nurse) contacted me last night saying I if I could come down sooner they'd examine and check it and put my mind to rest. Hoping to get booked on a train on 20th April- tomorrow week.
The team in London is so accommodating and reassuring .Just waiting to hear back from Joseph that it's on!

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I love my life

Favourite adage; Fall down 7 times, Stand up 8.

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Hello everyone, today the rain held of completely and the sun even came out this afternoon. My daughter in law and I went out together power walking and we did 5.75 miles.

I was so proud of her for keeping up to me as this was her first distance walk. My son had to fly out to Vancouver B.C. for business so she is on her own. WE had her come for dinner and she and my granddaughter spent some time together. Everyone is very excited about the new baby coming which was the topic of discussion the entire afternoon.

I still have my cold but it is definitely on the mend and I am feeling better today.
My niece came by this afternoon and she and her boyfriend are going to buy Ryan's aquarium and fish. By the end of the month I wont have to worry about them any longer.
Still a great deal of things to sort out but taking it one day at a time.

I am so enjoying the spring weather and watching all the birds come for the seed I put out.

Hope everyone has had a greta day.

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Just returned home from Chinese dinner that Chris sprung on me. I did not overdo but nonetheless am full. Grabbed the dogs when I came in the door and took off for a walk. Good for me and them.
Glad to hear from you, Lynette.
Joy, Sugar looks like she is grinning at the camera.
Off to make busy.

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Good Morning All, Hoping for some rain today; the yard really needs it! I'm happy to report I did get Sugar groomed, bathed and clipped yesterday. You can't tell because her hair curls but I took about 4" off most of her body. She doesn't shed, I can't imagine what she'd look like if she were never clipped. Shetland sheepdog, I'm guessing. She has to feel better, took most of the afternoon and was warm enough to do it on the patio; windy, but we managed.

Mrs. Robin is spending most of her time on the nest now. Could be 2 weeks before this scene changes:

Have started reading the book with the new camera but not jumped in to using it yet. Little guy won't be using it; but I will be a lot more liberal letting him use my current one as long as I can keep it running. Everything is so complicated to get started anymore because of all the technology involved. Not my strong suit.
Exciting news! My computer guru grandson has landed an internship with NASA for the summer! Will be studying and working on a Lunar project.
I am so not ready for Easter. My brother will be here Thursday through the weekend. I'm not cooking, taking the family out to a restaurant in the country. There will be 14 of us. Worked well last year. Then to my DD's for dessert and more family time. Family is growing, 3 grandkids are bringing SO's. Be well everyone.

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Love the photos that are included here. I guess the key is to have the camera with you to take advantage of opportunities. We never had a camera when I was a kid, the men in my life have usually been the photographers, then my girls got interested so I seldom take pics.
I'm having a quiet evening at home, watching old Sonny and Cher shows on dvd. Ah, the 70's. Really enjoying the music and costumes but the humor does not stand up very well, for the most part.
My girls and I went to see Cher a couple of years ago and it was a great show. She's quite the performer.
Winter is not over here ---but it is nice to turn on the fireplace when I feel I need to. That can be at any time literally. We had a thunder storm with hail a few days ago. Anything is possible!
Will tuck myself in early tonight to try to catch up after an unsatisfactory sleep last night.




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You are going to have so much fun with that camera, Joy. And I bet your budding photographer will be crying to get his hands on it!
Today was gym and vacuuming and walk for exercise. Also spent time doing a few things in the yard.
Beautiful sky, Jeri. We don't get the sunrises and sets where we live now like we used to at the other house and I do miss them.
Everyone, have a good evening.

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was able to power walk 7.5 miles yesterday and today looks promising as well.
Lots of things to accomplish today but don't feel like doing the business end of those chores so will skip to another day.
Weather is mild and sunny with a breeze.

Joy great looking camera. I too have to get my dogs groomed but there is still too much mud and water in the back yard. April is forecast here to have a lot of rain . By the time the month is over I will probably take the 2 Shih Tzus in and get them shaved down

Jeri those are awesome pics. I saw the moon last night and it was brilliant and so pretty.

Wishing everyone a great day.


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Wow Jeri! What a wonderous way to start the day!

New camera came yesterday; I haven't had time to learn to use it. Thinking today may be a grooming Sugar day, takes me a long time. If I get that and nothing else done it will be a BIG job done, she so needs it! No camera until she gets her attention! Smiles.
I love the looks of the new camera and that it is smaller than it looked in the online pictures, big "nose" is the zoom lens. I'm going to LOVE that! Wish me luck!


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Good morning!! Joy, I love the bird!!

I punched the heavy bag for about 20 minutes this morning, then ran 3 miles. I got to the office, and as I turned into the driveway the moon was amazing!! I pulled all the way up, got out of the car, and when I turned around, the sunrise was beautiful!!

This was the scene. Sunrise behind me, moon in front of me. Two different skies.


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